Monstrously awesome.

I absolutely love this monster digital freebie from Jessa of Useless Trinkets.

It was a lot of fun to color, and I can’t get over how stinkin adorable it is. She has a whole bunch of amazing freebies, which you should totally check out. 

The sentiment was also a freebie from her site, and it worked really well with the cute little monster for a fun birthday card. 


Shiny Shabbat.

I was really pleased with how this Shabbat greeting turned out. I’m not really an elegant kinda girl, but stranger things have been known to happen. 

The hamsa hand is from Lost Coast Designs, and the Hebrew sentiment is from Zum Gali Gali. I stamped the English translation inside the card. 

Black and gold is such a classic look, don’t ya think?


I recently purchased the Newton’s Nook Aloha Newton stamp set, and I’ve been having a lot of fun creating cards with cute kitties. The timing was perfect, because late July/early August means lots of cards to my Hawaiian peeps. 

Some no line water coloring of my tortie kitty Mrs. Woof. (10 points if you get the Star Trek TNG reference.) I really like the muted beachy look of this card and am quite pleased with how it turned out.

This card was watercolored with Distress Ink, after being stamped in black archival ink on watercolor paper. I fussy cut the image, then adhered it to some pretty patterned paper. The bold color scheme makes for a really fun look that just makes me smile. 

I had a lot of fun making these two cards, and hope the recipients enjoy them as much as I do. 

Shabbat Shalom.

Just a quick and simple Shabbat card for a friend. The shalom stamp is from Zum Gali Gali. The bears are from The Ton’s Honeybears stamp. 

I really do make things that aren’t black and blue. Honest. One of these days I’ll prove it. Okay, I mostly do black and blue. Sometimes grey. Does silver count?

I hope you have a wonderful Shabbat full of good food, laughter and love. 

Be a Pineapple.

We had family staying with us this past week- please excuse the silence. Now that they are safely home again, I’ve been able to get back into my crafty space. 

This fun card is the result of today’s crafty goodness. I am amused! 


  • The Ton Stamps- Honeybears
  • The Ton Stamps- Be a Pineapple
  • Ranger Archival Ink
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • Royal & Langnickel #2 round synthetic brush
  • Strathmore 400 series cold press watercolor paper
  • Recollections Value Pack colored cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Black hemp twine
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • Zig Wink of Stella Clear

I recently ordered and received Honeybears and Be a Pineapple from The Ton. I wanted to use both sets on one card, because I’m just like that. Anyway! I love these stamps! Both sets are adorable, and I know I’m going to get a lot of use from them. The Honeybears are particularly versatile, and I have a lot of projects in mind. 

To make this card, I stamped the bear, pineapple and sentiment in Archival Ink on watercolor paper. I used Derwent Inktense pencils to color the images, and also to create a shadow under the bear to ground the image. I applied sparkle with a Wink of Stella  brush to the crown and heart on the bear- that doesn’t show well in the photo, but there is crazy shimmer. I then applied some Judikins Diamond Glaze to the pineapple to give it some shine and dimension. 

For the base of my card, I used the two pineapples that come in the Be a Pineapple set, and stamped them onto grey cardstock using VersaMark ink. I tied a simple bow with black hemp twine, then adhered the card panel to the base using dimensional foam tape. 

I really like how it turned out. You’ll have to trust me on the sparkle- I don’t know how to show that in the photo.